In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived 12 little girls in two straight lines….the smallest one was Madeline.
Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline stories were among my childhood favorites, mostly because Madeline was a total troublemaker. She ran away from boarding school, taunted tigers at the zoo, and joined a gypsy band’s circus. And all of that went down before she even hit puberty. So you know that teenage Madeline had to be absolutely hell on wheels, and I had to make that grown up version of her as a doll.
Maddie is now available in my Etsy shop.


My husband Pete and I have been collaborating on a new project, creating an army of circus punks! We’re making these for our booth at The Dirtiest, Most Bizarre Art Show That is Not in an Alley, Ever (September 9 at the Old Miami, Detroit) so we won’t be listing them in our Etsy shop……but if you see one you just GOTTA have, send a message and we can ship it to you. Prices will range from $20 to $40 for the sizes shown here. More punk previews to come!

Last Custom of 2017

You might have noticed that things have been a little quiet on this site.  Life stuff has been getting in the way of my dollmaking for the past few months, but I was so happy to have pulled off this commissioned Wednesday Addams Blythe.  She’s the third version of Wednesday that I’ve done; each are a little different, but each reminds me of why I got into Blythe in the first place.  You can see more photos of her in her Flickr album.

Sweet Summer Sisters

Sunny and Honey are two mellow, sun loving sisters. Sunny is the hippie chick; her dreads were each individually needle felted with alpaca and wool fiber (definitely a lengthy labor of love!) Honey is hovering between tomboy and super model. Her hair is a gorgeous, golden human hair sewn weft.   They are available in my Etsy shop!


“Hi! Hey there! Wanna push me on the swings?”

Ellie, my 45th custom Blythe, was done as an Up inspired commission for a very special Carl to give to his own Ellie. <3  You can see the rest of her photo set on Flickr!